“Lady Guardians: Forgiven” by Reana Malori

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Lady Guardians: Forgiven

by Reana Malori

Genre: Short Story/Multicultural

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Geneva Powers had experienced one of the worst days of her career.

She played the corporate game every day for the past ten years and enjoyed the life she’d built. Straddling two worlds was never easy, but she’d done just that for many years. During the day, she was a mild-mannered financial guru in a world of suits. But in her free time, away from the clean-cut world of numbers, she was a Lady Guardian. Riding her bike in the open air with the hum of the engine underneath her, was the only time she felt free to be herself. Due to some underhanded dealings at her office, her two worlds were about to collide in a most glorious way.

Jamison Reed just wanted a good burger and a cold beer.

He was a war veteran, a businessman, and a biker all rolled into one. The night he caught sight of the beautiful woman walking into his favorite bar, all those labels fell to the side. At that moment, he was simply a man. A man who wanted to claim the woman who had a body made for loving. It was only supposed to be one night. Just enough to get her out of his system. That small taste of her wasn’t enough and now he wants more. When danger comes to her doorstep, he knows there’s no one else better to protect Geneva. His need to protect her was too great and he would let nothing come between him and his woman.

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“The Haunting of Hattie Hastings, Part I” by Audrey Davis

 

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The Haunting of Hattie Hastings, Part 1

by Audrey Davis

Genre: Mystery/Romantic Comedy/Supernatural/Ghosts/Short Story

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The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part One: A ghostly and witty romantic comedy

Some people just won’t take death lying down … (NB: cliffhanger ending)

Hattie Hastings is happily married, even if husband Gary drives her up the wall at times.

When tragedy strikes, she is left alone and heartbroken, with only an assortment of family and friends to prop her up.

Struggling to cope, she is left reeling when her deceased other half returns, popping up at the most inappropriate times.

Hattie can’t convince anyone that Gary is back. Not even best friend Cat – now free from the cruel and controlling Stewart – will believe her.

Why has Gary returned? And what will Cat do when her slimy ex-husband tries to worm his way back into her affections?

The Haunting of Hattie Hastings will make you laugh, cry and count down until Part Two …

Part 2 is available   |   Part 3 release July 30th

 

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Fibromyalgia & Psoriasis

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People who fibromyalgia often don’t just suffer from fibromyalgia. There are a number of diseases that seem to go hand-in-hand with the condition. Fibromyalgia seems to be liked to things mood disorders, PTSD, arthritis, and IBS. Sometimes, you can even see the conditions that go along with fibromyalgia, like psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a tough condition to deal with, which is why it’s such a concern for people with fibromyalgia. So, what should you know about psoriasis? And how is it liked to fibromyalgia?

What Should You Know About Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that causes scaly patchesto form on the skin. These patches are usually red and inflamed. And they are often very sensitive to the touch and may be quite itchy. The issues with the skin usually come and go. Sometimes, you might experience small outbreaks. And other times, there may be major outbreaks that cover large areas of the skin.

There are a few different types of psoriasis. The most common form is called plaque psoriasis. This form causes the basic skin outbreaks that you might be familiar with, and it can occur anywhere.

Then, there’s inverse psoriasis. The major difference in this form of the condition is that the plaques seem to form from friction. So, the most common places to suffer from inverse psoriasis are the armpits and under the breasts. But anywhere where the skin rubs together can be vulnerable to outbreaks.

These are probably the most common form of psoriasis, but there are also other, less common forms. Those forms include nail psoriasis, which causes damage to the finger and toenails, and erythrodermic psoriasis, which creates a huge rash all over the body.

Finally, there’s psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that combines the skin problems of psoriasis with the joint pain of arthritis. This joint pain can sometimes make it hard to distinguish from fibromyalgia, which also causes pain near the joints.

Like other forms of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease. In a healthy immune system, your body produces cells that target and destroy bacteria. It’s an important part of keeping you healthy. But sometimes, the immune system begins to target the body’s own cells instead.

When this happens, it produces an autoimmune disease. In the case of psoriasis, the immune cells attack the skin cells, which causes them to multiply rapidly. That explosion in the number of skin cells produces the scaly patches we associate with the disorder.

Psoriatic arthritis is especially interesting for people with fibromyalgia because the conditions can actually cause similar symptoms.

And there seems to be a strong linkbetween psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia.

How Is It Linked To Fibromyalgia?

Both conditions can lead to fatigue and stiffness. But while a trained doctor can easily tell the difference between the two conditions when you go for a check-up, there does seem to be a link between the conditions. People with fibromyalgia often seem to develop psoriatic arthritis and vice versa.

That link can probably be explained by the fact that psoriasis is an autoimmune condition.

We know that people with fibromyalgia seem to develop autoimmune diseases at a higher ratethan the rest of the population. For a long time, doctors assumed that meant that fibromyalgia itself might be an autoimmune disorder. But most researchers no longer think this is the case.

Instead, the link may simply be due to stress. Experiencing long periods of stress substantially raises your risk of developing autoimmune diseases. And of course, few conditions cause long-term stress like fibromyalgia. It could that the stress of fibromyalgia is actually making people more likely to develop autoimmune conditions like psoriasis.

And it turns out that stress might also play a rolein developing fibromyalgia. So essentially, autoimmune diseases like psoriasis might be so stressful that it makes you more likely to develop fibromyalgia. It’s a horrible, self-reinforcing cycle that might just explain the link between the two conditions.

Both autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia are poorly understood by modern medical science. And until we know more about both conditions, it’s hard to say for sure what the link between them is. But chronic stress may be the best answer we have at the moment.

This may be another sign of how important it is to reduce stress when you’re living with psoriasis or fibromyalgia. It may prevent you from developing another, related medical condition. The good news is that both conditions can also be managed with medications. Always consult your doctor if you think are suffering from a serious medical problem and follow their advice.

 

 

The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

“A Change of Pace (Northern Lights Book 3)” by Freya Barker

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A Change of Pace (Northern Lights Book 3)

by Freya Barker

Genre: Contemporary/Romance/Suspense

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Once a man who lived by the letter of the law.

Newt Tobias will do anything for his little girl. Even take early retirement, sell his city home, and move to cottage country, hoping that the simpler life will provide a better balance for his troubled teenage daughter.

Yet, not long after they’ve settled, he finds himself toe-to-toe with a stubborn, fiery tempered woman with pretty brown eyes.

Once a recluse preferring to live alone.

Working with troubled adolescents, Frederique Marchand doesn’t suffer fools and won’t put up with bullies. Especially handsome strangers like Newt who think they can run roughshod over her. She loves her work, but on her own time she much prefers the company of her menagerie of animals.

But with the welfare of a teenager at stake, she must put aside rocky first impressions and work with a man who needs her as much as she’ll come to need him.

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“The Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mysteries: Books 1-3” by M J Lee

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The Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mysteries: Books 1-3 (Jayne Sinclair Genealogy Mystery Box Set)

by M J Lee

Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Historical/Anthologies

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The first three books in the Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery series, all together in one box set.

The Irish Inheritance (Book 1)

July 8, 1921. Ireland.
A British Officer is shot dead on a remote hillside south of Dublin.
November 22, 2015. United Kingdom.
Former police detective, Jayne Sinclair, now working as a genealogical investigator, receives a phone call from an adopted American billionaire asking her to discover the identity of his real father.
How are the two events linked?
Jayne Sinclair has only three clues to help her: a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book and an old photograph. And it soon becomes apparent somebody else is on the trail of the mystery. A killer who will stop at nothing to prevent Jayne discovering the secret hidden in the past
The Irish Inheritance takes us through the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Irish War of Independence, combining a search for the truth of the past with all the tension of a modern-day thriller.
It is the first in a series of novels featuring Jayne Sinclair, genealogical detective.

The Somme Legacy (Book 2)

July 1, 1916. The Somme, France.
A British Officer prepares to go over the top on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
March 28, 2016. Manchester. England.
Genealogical investigator Jayne Sinclair, a former police detective, is commissioned by a young teacher to look into the history of his family. The only clues are a medallion with purple, white and green ribbons, and an old drawing of a young woman.
Her quest leads to a secret buried in the trenches of World War One for over 100 years.
Who was the real heir to the Lappiter millions?
From the author of the best selling, The Irish Inheritance, comes a gripping new book revealing family secrets hidden in the fog of war.
The Somme Legacy is the second book in the Jayne Sinclair genealogical mystery series, but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

The American Candidate (Book 3)

In her most dangerous case yet, Jayne Sinclair investigates the family background of a potential candidate to be President of the United States of America.
When the politician who commissioned the genealogical research is shot dead in front of her, Jayne is forced to flee for her life. Why was he killed? And who is trying to stop the American Candidate’s family past from being revealed?
Jayne Sinclair is caught in a deadly race against time to discover the truth, armed only with her own wits and ability to research secrets hidden in the past.
The American Candidate is the third gripping mystery in the Jayne Sinclair series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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“My Nan is a Ninja” by Tom Plum

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My Nan is a Ninja: An Exciting Ninja Picture Book for Children

by Tom Plum

Genre: Children/Action Adventure/Superheroes

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Tim’s nan has a secret.
Nobody knows her secret, nobody except Tim that is.
Most people would think his nan is just the same as any other nan.
They’d be wrong though – Tim’s nan is a ninja! Whenever Tim and his nan are together, excitement is not far away as she uses her ninja skills to save the day.

My Nan is a Ninja is an action-packed picture book you’ll want to read again and again! And the kids will enjoy it too.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “End of the Road” – Boyz II Men

 

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “street.”

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Of course, the first song which came to mind featuring this week’s theme was Martha and the Vandellas’ Dancing in the Street.

I passed on it.

But, have no fear, because a street is also a road… which leads us to Boyz II Men’s End of the Road.

It’s not possible to remember the 90s without this amazing group getting a front row seat. Their smooth harmonies and heartfelt lyrics made them one of music’s most successful groups.

Debuting June 30, 1992, End of the Road was the group’s first number one single breaking 13 weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, a record broken later in the year by Whitney Houston’s 14-week number one hit I Will Always Love You; Boyz II Men would later match Houston’s record with I’ll Make Love to You, which spent 14 weeks at number one in 1994, and then reclaim the record with One Sweet Day (a duet with Mariah Carey), which spent 16 weeks at number one from 1995 to 1996.

End of the Road, ranked at number 50 on Billboards “All Time Top 100 Songs,” also won two Grammys for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” and “Best R&B Song”.

The song and video tell of a guy who knows his time with his girl is coming to an end, but he isn’t ready to let her go.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com!

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End of the Road

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